Grant for the Web is proud to announce a quarter million dollars in funding to our first five awardees – curated projects and individuals that demonstrate the breadth of experimentation in the expanding Web Monetization ecosystem. From an urgent COVID-19 response project that monetizes collaborative documents for charitable relief to a hackathon offering developers a chance to learn about open standards in Web Monetization, to an artist exploring ways to generate revenue from her original work, these awardees demonstrate that there is a fierce appetite and enormous talent for exploring new ways - and motivations - to exchange money on the web using open standards.
“It’s exciting to see efforts like these begin to build momentum toward the future web we envision, where content creators and consumers can both thrive and invasive ads aren’t the economic status quo. These projects demonstrate how a new business model for the web can better reward creators, drive more openness and decentralization online, and shift power back to individuals.” – Ashley Boyd, VP, Advocacy + Engagement, Mozilla Foundation
“Creative Commons is pleased to see the diversity and breadth of the early grantees, reflecting the values of this important collaboration.” – Anna Tumadóttir, Director of Product, Creative Commons
These early awardees were selected by Grant for the Web’s Advisory Council through a vetted process for curated grants targeting research, tool development, and community experimentation. We are currently running a public Call for Proposals open to technologists and creators from around the world. Learn more at grantfortheweb.org